Free^ plumbing, gasfitting and drain laying pre-apprenticeship

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3) (Pre-Apprenticeship)

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we are unable to take any more applications for this programme.

Programme highlights

The construction industry is in need of more skilled plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers and there is plenty of well-paid work available in New Zealand and overseas.  

Get the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to take on an apprenticeship in the industry.

You will develop basic skills in residential plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying. You will be taught by lecturers who know their stuff. They are specialists in their field and eager to share their industry contacts with you. 

As part of the course, you will visit plumbing businesses and suppliers of plumbing materials. These trips will help you keep pace with current plumbing supplies, installations and new technologies.

Aspects of this programme are physically demanding, please talk with an Ask Me! agent if you face fitness or mobility challenges.

Please note: A small component of this programme is delivered by a sub-contractor.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT TechPark

Level 3
Domestic fees

Free^

Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Programme code NZ2660
Duration

Full-time for 19 teaching weeks

Study method

Three days per week

Credits 75
International fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

English language entry requirements

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

 
 

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (75 credits):

211.323 Building envelope (15 credits)

This course covers the general practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles related to weather tightness in plumbing and gasfitting and further develops work-readiness capabilities

213.310 Water supply systems (15 credits)

This course provides the foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of hot and cold water plumbing installations and prepares work-ready capabilities

213.311 Drainlaying (15 credits)

This course provides basic knowledge and practical skills to assist with drainage system installation and further develops work-readiness capabilities

213.312 Plumbing maintenance and foul water (15 credits)

This course provides the foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of foul water plumbing systems and perform basic plumbing maintenance, under supervision, and further develops work-ready capabilities

214.302 Gasfitting (15 credits)

This course provides foundation knowledge and skills of: flueing and ventilation; consumer gas pipework; gas appliances and their applications and; adds capabilities in work-readiness.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the trades calendar.

Career opportunities

Apprenticeship in plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying or roofing; traineeships within the network reticulation sectors including water, gas and wastewater services.

Further training or study

Ongoing study is offered and managed through the relevant ITO (Industry Training Organisation).  You will need to be employed in your trade to complete Level 4 apprenticeship training.  Contact us to find out more about which ITO can support you with your ongoing study.

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

Information is correct as at February 2021. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.